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Posts Tagged ‘Eric Effron’

Hank Gilman Joins Reuters

Thomson ReutersHank Gilman, a veteran of Fortune for 16 years, is joining Reuters’ top news team. Gilman most recently served as a contributing editor for Inc. He previously served as deputy editor for Fortune and business editor for Newsweek.

“He [Gilman] will specialize on some of our biggest initiative stories — working in particular with new companies editor Eric Effron and finance editor Paritosh Bansal to take our corporate coverage to new levels,” wrote Reuters’ top news editor, Martin Howell, in a memo.

Gilman will join Reuters in September.

Correction (6/27, 12:15 pm):
An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Gilman left Fortune to join Reuters. Gilman left Fortune in 2012.

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Reuters, CNN and Cosmo Add to Teams

A couple Revolving Door items to note today, involving Reuters, CNN and Cosmopolitan. Details are below.

    • Eric Effron has been named Reuters’ news editor for the Americas. Effron has been with Reuters since 2010, serving as editor of Reuters Legal. Prior to joining Reuters, Effron served as The Week’s executive editor and managing editor. He begins his new Reuters role on August 1.
    • CNN has named Samantha Barry its senior director of social news. She comes to the company from BBC World News, where she served as a social media producer.
    • Elizabeth Narins has been named Cosmopolitan.com’s fitness editor, a new role at the magazine. Narins was most recently  Women’s Health’s online editor of social media and special projects.

Outsourcing Grunt Work

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City Council stories are terrifically boring, but you do them in J-school to get a feel for how local government works — and how to trudge your way through documents to find the “good stuff.”

So The Week managing editor Eric Effron laments a move by PasadenaNow.com to outsource City Council stories to reporters in Mumbai and Bangalore. Outsourcing journalism? Isn’t that just blogging?